This is the best Phuket tour in Phuket to get a cultural and scenic treat all in one. This program will enrich your holiday memories beyond the sun sea and sand of Phuket.
Tick off some the best places to visit with what we think is the best tour in Phuket. From Wat Chalong – Phuket’s most beautiful and renowned monastery. Big Buddha and the famous sunset viewpoint at Promthep Cape – one of the most beautiful scenic panoramas on the island.
Historic Phuket town is the island’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Before Phuket became a resort destination, it was an island of rubber trees and tin mines. Phuket town has attracted entrepreneurs and investors from different parts of the world such as China, India and Portugal, making it a colorful blend of cultural influences.
First of all, start your day in the central part of Phuket City. The most attractive district of Phuket City is its historical Old Town where you can discover an exciting mix of old and new. A simple and sophisticated blend of cultural influences from diverse nations. The streets are heaving with beautifully preserved Sino-Portuguese architecture housing a variety of different shop houses, galleries, stylish guesthouses, cafés and restaurants. Not to mention Chinese shrines and Buddhist temples. Every Sunday, Phuket Walking Street is an extremely popular event held on Thalang Road that attracts thousands of visitors
Explore the beautiful scenery of Phuket and get to know around. Visit Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most beautiful temple and host a sacred Buddhist monastery. Stop over at the Big Buddha, a revered landmark on the island featuring a huge Buddha image at 45 meters tall, which sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata, and hosts panoramic views as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach.
Next visit the Sea Gypsy village at Rawai Beach, believed to be the first inhabitants of the Andaman coastal regions of Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia and were the original inhabitants of Phuket. There are numerous sea shell shops to browse around for handicrafts, pearls, souvenirs and also a lot of seafood stalls where the fishermen sell their fresh catches of the day. A perfect place for a seafood lunch.
Afterwards, visit the famous sunset viewpoint at Promthep Cape, one of the most beautiful scenic panoramas on the island, ideal for photo-shooting or a selfie with friends and family. Head forwards along the West Coast through Kata, Karon and stop at Karon Viewpoint.
From here, it is possible to see the panoramic views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches out to the Andaman Sea. Finally, head to Patong before returning back to the resort.
This all round tour gives you the chance to enjoy many of the most remarkable places that Phuket has to offer – a great mixture of culture, history and leisure. It usually takes half-day or around 5-6 hours to complete all the locations. The Discover Phuket Tour is available from 2:00pm to 9:00pm.
Buddhist temples are among the most important symbols of Thailand for many reasons. The main reason is that majority of Thai people are Buddhist. And secondly because the Buddhist temples around Thailand are so beautiful, each with their own distinct charm. There are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island of Phuket. Wat Chalong is among the most popular and visited by millions each year. If you only have time to see one temple during your stay in Phuket, then Wat Chalong is the one you should see. Wat Chalong is located about 8 km south of Phuket City, and very close to the Phuket Big Buddha. So we suggest visiting both attractions at the same time.
Visitors are welcome to go inside Wat Chalong, however there are a few do’s and don’ts to remember. You will need to remove your shoes and leave them at the entrance. So do not wear your favourite shoes just in case someone accidentally takes the wrong shoes. Also, ensure you are not wearing shorts or skirts too short. When entering this sacred attraction, your shoulders, chest, belly or legs must be covered. Entry is free, so enjoy spending some time walking through the well-maintained gardens as well.
Sitting at 45 metres tall, Phuket Big Buddha can be seen all the way from old town. When you plan to visit Big Buddha please be respectable and cover your shoulders, and no shorts are to be worn. After getting a picture of the monumental Big Buddha, take a moment to enjoy the panoramic sea views as well. It is simply sensational.
Phuket is known for a number of great viewpoints to enjoy an elevated view over the stunning sea views. Promthep Cape is one of the most famous viewpoints on the island. Most popular at sunset time, many tourists flock to capture the dramatic Phuket sunsets over the sea. If you want to linger longer you can explore the lighthouse/museum or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and cafes. What better way to enjoy lunch or an early dinner than watching the beautiful ocean vista of Phuket.
Phuket Weekend Market is located along Chao Fa West Road just outside Phuket Town not far from Central Festival. You can find just about everything and anything at these markets, second hand goods to new goods. And a large amount of great local food to taste. You can explore the Phuket Town weekend markets every Saturday and Sunday. Open from 4pm to around 9pm.
You can contact the Team at this Phuket resort at firstname.lastname@example.org before you arrive. You can also book your Discover Phuket tour at least 24 hours in advance with the Front Desk team at the resort.
DISCOVER PHUKET TOUR
22/2 Moo 4 Tambon Saku, Amphur Talang, 83110 Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 303 299
Fax: +66 (0) 76 303 270